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$600K grant to jump start Harrison renewal

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent  Several years ago the Michigan Municipal League published a book identifying characteristics propelling communities to stardom in the eyes of people living there and visitors who…

Cops sell 14,000 paczki for Fat Tuesday, set records

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare’s world famous Cops and Doughnuts set a couple more records this week.   The 118-year-old bakery shipped paczki to all 50 states and to Washington…

Farwell BOE considers bond for new busses – okays emergency police surveillance

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Farwell Board of Education is leaning towards a bonding issue for August to provide the funds needed for bus replacement next year. Business Manager Jacob…

Old Man Winter puts strain on CCRC – More bitter cold forecast

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years not over yet, Ron Bushong, Manager of the Clare County Road Commission, is worrying about what…

Emergency crews stop gas leak, avert further trouble

Emergency crews stop gas leak, avert further trouble

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A day-long effort by emergency personnel may have averted a more serious situation in Clare last Sunday. Emergency crews from Clare Fire Department, Clare City’s Department…

30 vehicle pile-up on U.S. 127

By Pat Maurer Correspondent US-127 was closed last Friday afternoon between M-20 and M-46 due multiple crashes that involved at least 30 vehicles.  It occurred on US-127 northbound, north of…

Clare leads area schools in graduation rate – 98%

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Compared to 13 other mid-Michigan schools and the statewide average, Clare has the leading percentage of graduates for the 2012-13 school year, High School Principal Lee…

Judge throws out DNR’s case against pigs

Judge throws out DNR’s case against pigs

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent An ongoing legal battle between a Missaukee County hog farmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ended Tuesday in a flicker with only vague language…

Teens threaten to shoot grandma

Teens threaten to shoot grandma

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Two Wise Township teens, Gary Lee Krohn-Wood, 18, and his brother, a 15-year-old juvenile, were arrested Sunday after two separate family altercations over a vehicle. State…

Clare applies for $600K Colonville Rd. grant

Clare applies for $600K Colonville Rd. grant

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In his report to the Clare City Commission Monday evening, City Manager Ken Hibl said the city has applied for, and will know “within the next…